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My own list of books

Listed in order of publication. Not all of these are currently available.

Computer Interfacing with Pascal & C, (Self-published via the Eisys imprint, 1988. Only available via An introduction to electronics from back when CP/M was still king and DOS was an upstart. I used high-level languages and often the parallel port of the computer to drive various electronic projects. Adapted from my columns in the first and best magazine I wrote for, Micro Cornucopia. (To paraphrase Larry O’Brien, long-time editor of Software Development Magazine: The best computer magazine ever published—they even had plans for building a robot in a flower pot!) Alas, Micro C became lost long before the Internet appeared. Creating this book was an extremely satisfying publishing experience.

Using C++, (Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 1989). One of the first books out on C++. This is out of print and replaced by its second edition, the renamed C++ Inside & Out.

C++ Inside & Out, (Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 1993). As noted, actually the second edition of Using C++. The C++ in this book is reasonably accurate, but it's circa 1992 and Thinking in C++ is intended to replace it. You can find out more about this book and download the source code at

Thinking in C++, 1st Edition, (Prentice Hall, 1995).

Thinking in C++, 2nd Edition, Volume 1, (Prentice Hall, 2000). Downloadable from

Thinking in C++, 2nd Edition, Volume 2, Coauthored with Chuck Allison (Prentice Hall, 2003). Downloadable from

Thinking in C#, By Larry O’Brien and Bruce Eckel. This is Larry’s translation of Thinking in Java into C#, with some help from me (Prentice Hall, 2003).

Black Belt C++: the Master’s Collection, Bruce Eckel, editor (M&T Books, 1994). Out of print. A collection of chapters by various C++ luminaries based on their presentations in the C++ track at the Software Development Conference, which I chaired. The cover on this book stimulated me to gain control over all future cover designs.

Thinking in Java, 1st Edition, (Prentice Hall, 1998). The first edition of this book won the Software Development Magazine Productivity Award, the Java Developer’s Journal Editor’s Choice Award, and the JavaWorld Reader’s Choice Award for best book. On the CD ROM in the back of this book, and downloadable from

Thinking in Java, 2nd Edition, (Prentice Hall, 2000). This edition won the JavaWorld Editor’s Choice Award for best book. On the CD ROM in the back of this book, and downloadable from

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